Emily, Alone: A Novel

by Stewart Onan

Viking Adult | December 28, 2012 | Hardcover

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From the author of Last Night at the Lobster, a moving vision of love and family.

A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, Stewart O''Nan''s intimate new novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long moved away. She dreams of vists by her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood, but when her sole companion and sister-in-law Arlene faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily''s days change. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities. Like most older women, Emily is a familiar yet invisible figure, one rarely portrayed so honestly. Her mingled feelings-of pride and regret, joy and sorrow- are gracefully rendered in wholly unexpected ways. Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Emily, Alone confirms O''Nan as an American master.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.33 × 6.36 × 1.06 in

Published: December 28, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022357

ISBN - 13: 9780670022359

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Emily, Alone: A Novel

by Stewart Onan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.33 × 6.36 × 1.06 in

Published: December 28, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022357

ISBN - 13: 9780670022359

About the Book

From the author of "Last Night at the Lobster" comes a sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved "Wish You Were Here"--a moving vision of love and family.

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From the author of Last Night at the Lobster, a moving vision of love and family.

A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, Stewart O''Nan''s intimate new novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long moved away. She dreams of vists by her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood, but when her sole companion and sister-in-law Arlene faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily''s days change. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities. Like most older women, Emily is a familiar yet invisible figure, one rarely portrayed so honestly. Her mingled feelings-of pride and regret, joy and sorrow- are gracefully rendered in wholly unexpected ways. Once again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, Emily, Alone confirms O''Nan as an American master.

About the Author

Stewart O''Nan is the author of a dozen award-winning novels, including A Prayer for the Dying, The Night Country, and The Good Wife, as well as several books of nonfiction, including, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful.
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